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  1. Thanks for the tips everyone. My grandfather passed away when I was teen, 30+ years ago and he wasn't much for talking about the war after he returned from overseas. Just a few snippets to various family members who are having trouble recalling details at this point.
  2. I'm interested in learning more about my grandfather's WW2 military service. I understand many individual service records were lost in a fire (1973). I know where he did his basic training, his Army Division, and that he served in the Pacific. Does anyone have experience with military record search companies gathering information with other sources?
  3. Gonna take forEVER to reach 100+ pages in this thread with that limitation...
  4. Old thread on another site with more pictures - interesting aft storage compartment. https://sailingforums.com/threads/star-dancer.29497/
  5. Skipper https://salem.craigslist.org/boa/d/sublimity-14skipper-sailboat/7306979523.html
  6. Wingsailer - I'd forgotten about these. https://seattle.craigslist.org/tac/boa/d/puyallup-wing-sailer-one-person-sailing/7299965735.html
  7. Heavily modified aluminum canoe https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/boa/d/fairview-17-ft-sailing-expedition-canoe/7304232260.html
  8. Are ILCA boats required to be sold with official ILCA sails? If so, buy boat and sell unused ILCA sail (to someone racing official ILCA events) at a discount over buying retail. Then buy your un-fee-tainted knockoff sail and probably have some cash left for a new keyboard for your computer after it wears out from continuing to solve this terrible injustice through posting on this thread. Sorry, back to your regularly scheduled programming...
  9. Yup https://shorelinesailboats.com/2018/10/1997-escape-expedition-14-5-3700/
  10. Only $195 for this 1960's wooden, uh, something near Spokane, WA. Sail made from an old air force parachute, so maybe haggle them down a few bucks so you can make something better from a blue poly tarp. https://pullman.craigslist.org/boa/d/tekoa-wood-sailboat-complete-project/7240212760.html
  11. Even at 80+ Mbps network speed on a laptop, their new radar loop is very slow to load and still slow to replay the loop even after it loads. Yes, their new map looks much nicer, but I'm looking for alternatives.
  12. 110 year old house... yes it does. Avoiding anything that can draw air into the house such as the gas furnace in the basement, or the vent fan over the shower. The central air fan runs all day just to keep pulling air through the filter. Air quality improved from "Hazardous" on the scale down to "Very Unhealthy" yesterday. Back up to "Hazardous" this afternoon.
  13. Save $$ north of Seattle - a comparative steal at $1200: https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/boa/d/north-lakewood-76-el-toro-racing-pram/7195065312.html
  14. Re: cutting plastic... Tap Plastics cut to size when I purchased it there, don't recall what they used. Sorry, challenging to remember 8 days ago much less 8 years!
  15. Most folks at our club have given up on rollers for launching off the dock. They are higher and often don't roll that well with something heavy balanced on them, especially solo recovery in a strong cross wind. Instead we opt for a strip of plastic on the dock edge. Search for "King Starboard plastic". I put down a 4' x 2" strip on the dock edge about 8 years ago and the boat fiberglass is still glossy, and the plastic is holding up great year round. Just make sure the screw heads remain sunk down. I splash a little water on it before launching just to make it as slippery as possible for
  16. Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea by Gary Kinder. The search for the shipwreck of the SS Central America and its cargo of gold. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/701780.Ship_of_Gold_in_the_Deep_Blue_Sea
  17. Lark by Ovington? https://www.sail-world.com/news/146730/New-Lark-from-Ovington-Boats
  18. Wool trilogy was a good read - post apocalypse sci-fi.
  19. https://portland.craigslist.org/yam/boa/d/newberg-1947-ventnor-moth/7014362469.html
  20. With the demise of the WSC Vanguard15 and Tasar fleets years ago, I think Lidos and Daysailers are the "newest" crewed dinghys 'round here. Well plenty of weeks of racing left this year to try to meet and greet at both clubs. All your choices are good active fleets with great people. And I fully support a multiple boat plan!
  21. I think you've made a good evaluation so far. Tough choices but I'd also look at if you can get to the club in time. C15s says you probably sailed with L&C many years ago. Traffic in Portland has grown exponentially so can you get the family from school and work in Camas to SW Portland for 6:30 weeknight starts consistently if you choose DS racing at WSC? Hate to make that a factor in what should be sailing discussion. Cascade Locks is fantastic but more of an off-the-beach dinghy environment than trailerables. Lasers, Tasers, Aeros, etc.
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